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political figure in america who is anything remotely like that. michael bloomberg. new york city's mayor. he's an ex-republican and ex-democrat. he's now an independent. he's in his third term as the highly visible mayor of america's largest city. before it happened today, nobody expected michael bloomberg to make an endorsement at all in this year's presidential race. that's mostly because he said he wouldn't. back in june mr. bloomberg made sure to be overheard telling people at a party in new york city he intended to remain publicly neutral in this year's presidential race. but then today he didn't. in the midst of this city's ongoing and complicated and exhausting and heartbreaking and painstaking response to this unprecedented storm, the mayor of new york city published this 17-paragraph endorsement of president obama. the fact that nobody knew it was coming and that he said he wouldn't make an endorsement just made it that much more important. as did the fact it was not at all clear if he was going to make an endorsement the guy who he would endorse would be president obama. i mean, mi
. now lying in piles of rubble that stretch for miles across the new york city borough of staten island. cleanup is underway. and with every new layer of debris that's removed, the tragic stories emerge of the residents whose lives have been turned upside down. cnn's brian todd is on the scene for us. brian, what are you seeing on staten island right now? >> reporter: well, wolf, at just about every house you go to in the section of staten island you hear horrific and pretty detailed stories of just how bad the storm was. here's the story of one man who took a few hits. if you can't imagine what it's like to suffer through a massive storm, listen to nick. >> the water was so high. it was up to this part of the door. i couldn't get into the door. i went around the side of the house. and i stood on a box that was floating. and i went through the window to get back in the house with my family. >> reporter: taking us through his house on staten island, the retired ups truck driver says he and his family scrambledto n upper floor away from water he was sure was going to keep rising. his wife
of days, new york city you will notice cooler temperatures by tomorrow with highs in the 40s. 27 in minneapolis and 34 in chicago highway - on high of 55 in new york. and temperatures in the 60s and cents in parts of the state of the florida and out west warm la looking at a high temperature of 81 degrees. the frontal system is having moisture and we'll see showers and rain we are talking about wisconsin ask sunshine and return to the wet weather in the city of. >> thank you, maria. it is time now to look who is talking and this morning it is it president obama. >> in a special thanksgiving edition of his weekend addresslet president holiday time is a chance to put things in perspect itch. >> as a nation we had a campaign season that was passionate and noise yevital to our democracy and required us to make choice and times they sets us apart insteved ties us together. what cand date we support instead of what country we bilong tompt thanksgiving is it a chance to put it all in perspective and remember despite our differences we are and will be americans first and foremost. we giv
are heading to new york city this hour to get ready for the parade. i'm sure lines are already forming, about 3 million getting ready to line the streets. no problems with the winds and a little chilly in philly. the nation's capital going to be in the mid to upper 50s. this is about as a warm as it gets. we have cold weather come saturday and keep that in mind for your weekend plans. late in the day, a cold front heads through chicago, kansas city, st. louis, down through missouri. you will have a chance of a few showers. it won't ruin your thanksgiving day. keep that in mind if you have afternoon outdoor plans. you will be wearing shorts in dallas today, 80 degrees on thanksgiving day. looks like we will see very warm conditions in oklahoma and all the way through the midwest. the northwest finally dried you out after a brutal stretch of rainy weather. no problems in l.a. and phoenix. trying to take a look ahead to black friday shopping. any going out late tonight, i know a lot of people lining up, stores open at midnight, from the northern plains, today's warm, tonight, very cold. tomorrow
fox at 3:00 in new york city, the second major storm in a week adding insult to injury in the northeast. new york and new jersey are back in the thick of it again. snow and wind snapped weakened trees and downed power lanes. tens of thousands of people lost power. many only just got it back after hurricane sandy. >> no fuel for the generator. i will try to warm up the has. >> my daughter is three. i bundled her up in blankets and put her between my husband and myself. >>shepard: in new jersey, more than 12" of snow. 5" itch -- 5" fell in central park, a record. breezy point is covered in snow this morning with more hardship in a place where so many lost so were. the nor'easter forced fema to shut down ten mobile disaster recovery centers around new york city and rick is on staten island some some of the snow is melting. >> what is incredible we are a full mile away from the ocean with 12' of water in the neighborhood and huge piles of debris with a lot of heavy sanitation trucks here scooping it up, the city collected 130,000 tons of debris. there is so much more left t
resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 16th, 2012. >> good friday evening, i'm bill weir. well, only in america is it controversial for me to begin tonight's program by declaring that global warming is really happening. for doubters, 332-straight months of above average temperatures is not proof enough. and even among believers, there's a fight over who to blame, god or man, natural cycles of fossil fuels. the very words climate change were noticeably absent from this past election, but sandy brought them back in a big way and eager to fuel the conversation, two artists convinced they can help skeptics see climate change in ways scientists cannot. if you drive outside of juneau, alaska, past nugget falls and through the blueberry colored icebe icebergs, you will find mendenhall glacier. of what's left of it. >> the ice came out to right about here in 2007. >> reporter: wow. five years ago, we'd be bumping into the glacier right here. >> yeah. >> reporter: and if you time your visit just right, you might run into
, if you come visit us here in new york city over the holidays, you'll likely see just one of two cities. manhattan is glittering and bustling, and the streets are packed, the stores are packed and the tree out back is up. drive toward the coast, to the places on the water that were ruined by the storm three weeks ago, and you'll find that life has largely stood still. the good news, most people are finding a way to help their neighbors. that includes the rockaways on the coast of the south of here where a group of men all local dads who call themselves the gray beards are making a difference. their story tonight from nbc's katy tur. >> reporter: across the bay from the brightly lit new york city skyline, a donated generator powers a meeting of the gray beards. >> just knocking on every single door is not impossible. >> reporter: over a can of bud, this home grown charity is plotting a rockaway comeback. >> we have to remind people, we're all in the same boat. >> the group of 180 firefighters, cops, executives and lawyers are the guys who make new york city work. keep things safe, and si
resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, and bill weir in new york city. this is "nightline," november 20th, 2012. >>> good evening. i'm terry moran. thanksgiving's only two days away now, which means that holiday shopping frenzy is upon us. and if your christmas list is threatening to do major damage to your bank account, you're not alone. when it comes to finding the very best deals on everything from smartphones to cameras to toys, the answer may be only an app away. abc's sharyn alfonsi brings us the new tricks to saving big for our series, "easy money." >> reporter: meet the perillo family. three sisters in constant motion. it doesn't leave a lot of time for working parents, like sarah and chris perillo, to do a lot of holiday shopping. >> we look for online free shipping. anything we can do to avoid the malls and bring three kids to the malls. >> reporter: increasingly, families like the perillos who struggle to find time to shop and the best deals are turning to the internet. this year, for the first time, more than half of us will shop online, spe
in the popular vote. let's take a look at new york and particularly in nasa county right next to new york city. that's on long island. almost a million people there lost power. the long island power authority said it could take up to ten days to restore power in nasa county. voters there went for the president last time. it's a big county and now new york city, next it to new york city where about 2 million people lost power, manman has about 8% of the state's population and in the last election it went 86% for the president. these are all blue for a reason and they were all hit by hurricane sandy. let me go over to new jersey to essex county new jersey. thousands of people still without power. that county has 9.4% of the state's total pop lair and they went for the president by 76% in 2008. so if they can't vote because of the storm damage we could see a dip nationally on the democratic side in the popular vote. now if you go back to the south and the middle of the country where all of this red is there is an expectation in those red areas that there will be a big turn ou
of the state of pennsylvania. new york city you are not looking at anything being to the north of your area. new york and connecticut already dealing with the snowfall. we could see some of it creep southward as we head to later on this morning and some of it could be rainfall. it will be a mess across new york city long island and the state of new jersey. here's a look at the winter weather advisories. when you see the white that's where we expect snowfall accumulations 2-4 inches. generally speaking light accumulation, 1-3 inches in the forecast. temperatures behind the storm much colder 17 right now in minneapolis, 20 in chicago and here is a quick shot of your high temperatures, but heather and ainsley, it's going to get chilly behind the storm's high temperature in new york city today, only 39. >> a big footprint for that storm. maria check in with you later. >> 9:30 eastern time susan rice will face pher biggest critics n capitol hill. she will meet with john mccain lindsay gram and kelly eye ott to answer questions about the deadly attack in benghazi. kelly wright has more this morni
sandy. in addition to demolishing some homes, why gas lines may continue for many in new york city. >>> also, hundreds attend a vigil for four veterans killed in a tragic train accident in texas. hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. >>> hundreds of homes in the new york city area damaged by hurricane sandy will be demolished soon, and debris from hundreds more already destroyed by the storm will be cleared away. mayor michael bloomberg announced today that gas rationing will continue through thanksgiving until this friday. meanwhile, medical teams are going door to door to make sure people get the care they need. >>> hundreds gather in midland, tex
be running dry. the leader of one of these communities, new york city councilman from coney island. thank you for joining us on the phone. we were just reporting on in hearing about the fact that fema is running out of money. what does that mean to you? >> it's a big problem here in coney island and see haven and brighton beach. holmes had been washed away. people have been displaced. zima is going to have to decide what they have to do. congress is going to have to come together and allocate more money. in new york city i am also the finance chairman of the new york city council, and just this week we allocated $500 million because 300 million for health and hospital corporation the 200 million for school construction authority so we can rebuild schools and hospitals that have been displaced, bellevue and coney island. melissa: do you think it makes sense to rebuild in the same spot? that was the theme of this segment we did before you. federal tax dollars are going to have to come in and replace what has been devastated. in the future the you think that same kind of insurance, federal insur
by iran firing on a u.s. drone just days before the presidential election. plus, new york city and long island follow new jersey's footsteps. gas rationing is on the way. >> this is just beyond terrible. it's awful. i'm done. >> shepard: no power. no gas. no heat. and now up to a foot of snow in some places where sandy hit just last week. >> it's insane, okay? i have been 10 days now and now i'm shoveling snow. >> shepard: tonight, the nor'easter pushes a battered region to the brink. plus, nearly two years after the tragic shooting spree in tucson, arizona. [sirens] >> shepard: sentencing day for jared loughner. >> i will never forget seeing one of my dearest colleagues die at my side. a young man i worked closely with every single day. >> shepard: former congresswoman gabriel giffords among those in court to face the man who shot her in the head. tonight, a convicted killer learns his fate. >> and newly released video of a murder suspect attempt to steal a plane. but, first from fox this thursday night. iranian military confrontation in the skies above the persian gulf. the pentagon t
settlement. >>> staten island support. president obama visits one of new york city's neighborhoods hardest hit by hurricane sandy. hardest hit by >> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 16, 2012. "cbs morning news" >> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm duarte geraldino. this morning israel offered to temporarily stop it's offensive in the gaza strip with answers from rocket fire. israel said it would hold fire during the egyptian prime minister visit as long as hamas held its fire. the prime minister arrived in gaza this morning and visiting to show solidarity with hamas the militants who rule gaza. shortly after the prime minister militants fired rockets into israel. you can see the smoke over the city this morning. violence between israelis and palestinians intensified this week with both sides firing hundreds of rockets across gaza's border with israel. the israeli military kept up its offensive overnight and into the morning. an air strike hit the ministry building. israel struck at suspected hamas rocket launching sites and weapons storage. palestinian health offi
one of new york city's neighborhoods hardest hit by hurricane sandy. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 16, 2012. >> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm duarte geraldino. this morning israel offered to temporary stop its offensive at the gaza strip with rocket fire. israel said it would hold fire during the egyptian prime minister visit as long as hamas held its fire. the president isisiting to show solidarity with hamas. shortly after the prime minister militants fired rockets into israel. violence between israelis and palestinians intensified this week with both sides firing rockets across the border with israel. the israeli military kept up its offensive overnight and into the morning. an air strike hit the ministry building. israel struck at suspected hamas sites. palestinian health officials said 19 people have been killed in gaza since the israeli offensive began. the conflict could escalate even further israeli troops and tanks amassed at the border. >> i hope had a mazz and other terrorist organizations in gaza got the message. if not israel is prepare
city say they have their man in the shooting deaths of three new york city shop keepers. and now a door-to-door clothing salesman is facing multiple murder charges in what many fevered was the work of a serial killer. police arrested the man you see in this surveillance video for the killings of the brooklyn store owners over the last few months. investigators say the locations of the shop foreman's eequal lateral triangle four miles apart with addresses that contain the number 8. cops say they recovered a sawed off .22 caliber rifle in a duffle bag owned by the suspect and the gun matches shell casings found at the crime scenes. the nypd says the suspect's fingerprints were also on the murder weapon. so far investigators say the motive there is not clear. and a fox urgent now. for the first time tonight, united nations ambassador susan rice is fighting back against her critics. first the back story here. she went on five sunday morning talk shows days after the attack on the consulate in benghazi that killed our ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. and said it was due to
at the weather in some cities around the country. in new york a mix of sun and clouds 58 degrees. mostly sunny in miami 76. windy in chicago 36 degrees. periods of sun in dallas 63 and sunny in l.a., 82 degrees. let's check your national forecast. winter weather alerts are in effect across the northern plains and upper great lakes. one to three inches of snow is expected and as many as eight in some areas. in the northeast expect lots of clouds as well as rain in western pennsylvania. much of the south will see scattered showers while the gulf coast states remain sunny. rain today in washington state. the rest of the west stays dry. in sports this morning an all day feast of thanksgiving football ends with a turkey courtesy of the new york jets. new england leading the jets 14-0 when mark sanchez gets rocked. loses the ball. gregory pounces on it. and then the ball is returned 33 yards for a touchdown on the ensuing kick-off. ball is popped out of his hands. goes to new england. julian walks it to the end zone. then it goes into the end zone. redskins quarterback robert griffith iii, fires a 6
are not livable. and today new york city mayor michael bloomberg extended the odd/even license gas rationing through the thanksgiving holiday. new york city building flp fors have already examined 2,000 homes and 900 are tagged with that tag that says seemingly unsafe. >>> rescuers have found the body of a man floating in the water on friday. one of the four men who suffered burns in the fire is improving and is now in fair condition. another is in serious condition and two remain crital. >>> still ahead, as nbc "nightly news" continues, forget black friday, this year they want you to stop until you drop even before the turkey is digested. >>> and then later, a surprise visitor drops into the sights of hundreds of troops in afghanistan. year again. medicare open enrollment. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. ♪ open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. i ho
out of new york city as the 86th annual mac. why's thanksgiving day parade has kicked off. looking to some new additions in terms of the balloons. this very the hello kitty. papasmurf will make his debut. and a lot of people have come out to watch it. 3.5million people to line the route there 567,890,000,000 will be watching it on television this year. and it is following a new route. it will skip time square. they are not happy about it. they will bypass the square and proceed down sixth avenue before culminating at the flagship store. they are setting up 5000 seats at the route for families affected by sandy. and make sure the people have a little bit of entertainment today. considering the hardships they have been facing. we'll be watching those shots. let's bring it here to the bay area. we want to update you on a situation of ocean beach a segment is closed as crews try to clean up a sewage discharge. they say that it came from a manhole near great highway and balboa. they spotted it yesterday. and the department of public works say the beach has no swimming advisory as offici
, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 15th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight, we go on the air, intensifying missile attacks are pounding the gaza strip. part of an escalating conflict that has the world holding its breath, fearing a new war in the middle east could erupt at any moment. tensions between the israelis and palestinians are threatening to boil over, in a region still destabilized from the arab spring. abc's christiane amanpour reports from a middle east on the brink. christiane? >> reporter: cynthia, tonight, i can tell, you jerusalem where i am is extremely tense. here and around the world, everyone is watching to see who will make the next move in this increasingly deadly game of chess in the holy land. the last time there was this kind of violence was four years ago when israel conducted an air and ground invasion of gaza, it lasted three weeks and left more than 1,000 people dead. after days of tit for tat attacks between israelis and palestinians, the israeli military stepped up, launching what they call operati
's largest city. this is the a train, crossing the water of jamaica bay. new york city is truly huge in terms of the number of people who live here and how much land the city covers. this section of the train goes from queens across jamaica bay. the trip over the water is long enough that, i kid you not, pigeons and learned to get on the train and ride it to the other side. the pigeons commute. and where they are going is the rockaways, an atlantic beach peninsula, which is still part of new york city, but it's more than an hour's ride from manhattan and it has sand and waves and lifeguards all at the southern edge of new york city. the rockaways are a funny place. it has a dozen distinct neighborhoods with a lot of housing for the elderly and a lot of housing projects when the city put thousands of families way out there, an hour's ride from the manhattan skyline that everybody e thinks of when they think of new york. half a century ago when the projects went up, the urban planners thought the elderly and poor people didn't need to be near town or near jobs, so they put them way out there in
investing. >> announcer: "nightline" continues from new york city with cynthia mcfadden. >> adoption can be a beautiful thing. bringing together babies who need parents with parents who are desperate for children. about 50,000 children are adopted into new families by american parents every year. i was once one of them. but now comes a highly unusual new way to make a match. craigslist. that's right. a place where people buy and sell their old stuff, that marketplace is now facilitating adoptions. good idea? we asked abc's reena ninan to take a look. >> reporter: what you're about to see is a most unusual family reunion. >> hi! >> reporter: 2-year-old ben welcoming his biological mother into his home for the very first time. his adopted family right behind him. >> hi! >> reporter: an extraordinary journey for all of them. tammy, the girl from the wrong side of the tracks, who gave ben up. tracy, the suburban mom who took him in. perhaps most stunning, though, is how they found each other. what do you say when you tell people, i found my baby on craigslist? >> yeah, well, i try to phrase
york city. this monday was the first day that anyone can remember when there was no violent crime n.new york city. for 24 hours. there was not a single report of a person being shot. stabbed. or subjected to violence of any kind. kments as city is on target to have the lowest murder rate since 1960. police attribute it to putting officers in specific 80's known for crime. >> on the subject of new york finest. one officer is certainly living up to that title. dan harris on a viral photograph of policeman and man who had no shoes. >> new york city police officer on frigid november night in times square bending down to give a homeless and shoeless man a pair of brand new boots. this scene would have gone unnoticed except jennifer foster a tourist just happened to be there. >> i heard him quite clearly say i have these size 12 all weather boots for you. let's take care of you. >>reporter: she snapped the picture and sent it to the nyp nypd. department posted it to facebook two days ago and tonight it has almost two million views. 400,000 likes and more than 28,000 comments. also p
them. >>> new york city officials say they plan to demolish hundreds of buildings damaged beyond repair by sandy. the building department says about 200 homes were wrecked by the storm. about 500 others are being checked to see how bad the damage is. >>> a space capsule made a rare nighttime landing in kazakhstan, bringing back three astronauts, including an american after a four-month voyage to the international space station. >>> the national oceanic and atmospheric administration says october was the 332nd month with an above average surface temperature. to put that into perspective, anyone ages 27 and below, including lindsay lohan and olympic great michael phelps, has never lived through a month that saw global temperatures dip below average. >>> and a rare sight as a massive waterspout formed off the coast of southern australia sunday. one meteorologist described it as the most well-formed and intense one that he has ever seen. >>> and now over to wall street. dow opens this week at 12,588 after gaining 45 friday. the s&p was up six. the nasdaq added 16. markets overseas also saw
of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 21st, 2012. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. well, tonight, the guns of gaza and israel have gone silent, for now. a hard won and desperately fragile cease-fire is in place, on paper, between israel and palestinians have been schilling each other for days and threatening a wider, bloodier war. in gaza tonight, celebrations as israel agreed to end air strikes that have killed more than 160 people. for israel, a promise of no more rocket fire from gaza and attempted incursions from there, but on the ground, there are already signs now that the peace may not be holding. so, we begin our coverage of the cease-fire with matt gutman in tel aviv. >> reporter: it took eight bloody days, more than 160 palestinians killed and israeli bombardment and six israel littles killed from some 1,500 palestinian rockets. but tonight, a cease-fire, as terrified civilians on both sides breathe a cautious sigh of relief. the egyptians who worked to broker this cease-fire announced it. and with t
made a new york city police officer something of a hero. the story behind the picture from nbc's stephanie gosk. >> reporter: in times square, visitors tend to look up, struck by the bright lights and billboards. but officer larry diprimo had his eyes on the streets, and on a homeless man in the street. in need of help. >> it was freezing, first thing i thought, this was absolutely unacceptable. i went up to him. i was like where are your socks or shoes or anything? >> reporter: he was on the counterterrorism beat when he saw the homeless man sitting right here with no shoes on. in that moment, he thought it was not just his job to protect, but also his job to serve. the most immediate need was obvious, and the shoe store was right there. jose conno was on shift. >> the officer was inspiring, i worked in the city for about ten years, and nobody has really taken this sort of initiative. >> reporter: conno cut him a deal on the water-proof winter boots, the officer paid with his own money. >> i think this is an important reminder that some people have it worse. >> reporter: jenni
, dominick strauss-kahn, and the new york city hotel maid that accused him of sexual assault. prosecutors dropped charges against strauss-kahn. but the incident did end his political career and his marriage. >>> a new study out today urges the federal prison system to grant more early releases to disabled or terminally ill releases for economic and humanitarian reasons. there are about 218,000 federal prisoners. but fewer than one prisoner a year is granted a compassionate release. and caring for a seriously ill prisoner is much more expensive. >>> the american soldier accused of leaking a trove of classified documents to wikileaks will take the stand in military court again today. yesterday, private first class bradley manning made his first public statements since his arrest two years ago during a pretrial hearing. he wants his case tossed out, saying he suffered unlawful punishment during his first year of detention. >>> weather and those powerful storms pounding the west coast are not letting up this morning. take a look at this. parts of northern california are feeling the brunt of t
. which he surely did. >>> and speaking of random acts, this new york city police officer did something incredibly kind for a homeless veteran in need, and he did it when he thought no one else was looking. >> reporter: it was a moment of kindness captured in a photograph. an nypd officer helping an apparently homeless man. >> it was freezing, and the first thing i thought was like this is absolutely unacceptable. so i went up to him. i was like, where are your socks or your shoes or anything? >> reporter: officer larry deprimo says he was so moved by what he saw he went into this store to find the man a pair of shoes. >> it's kind of hard not to be inspired. again, it was a regular night. it was pretty busy. you know, business as usual. but, again, this officer kind of took the time to kind of -- saw something, kind of came in and took that extra step. >> reporter: jose caro was working in the sketchers store at the time. news 4 has obtained security video from the store. caro helped him find a pair of waterproof boots and he let the officer use his employee discount. officer deprimo s
saturday. new york city mayor michael bloomberg announcing 5 1/2 million dollars in matching grants to some of the hardest hit businesses in new york city. arthel? >> keep the boosts coming. and thanks, anna. >> rick: investigators in western massachusetts are trying to figure out what led to a massive natural gas explosion that leveled a strip club and damaged more than 100 other buildings, including a day care center located right next door. the blast leaving a large hole in the ground, sending 18 people to the hospital, including several emergency responders, and police saying it could have been a lot worse, but they'd already evacuated part of the area after reports of a gas leak late last night and the explosion happened an hour later and the exact cause is now under investigation. >> the actor who played one of the most beloved television villains of all time passed away. larry hagman played jr ewing on the hit series dallas. he was 81 years old. and dominic di-natale, is live, and has fellow cast members and legions of fans, i'm one of them. >> reporter: and arguably the meanest man
to discuss all of this with him. >>> meanwhile, in new york city, thanksgiving is already under way. jay gray is with us along the parade route of the 86th annual macy's thanksgiving day parade. all right, jay, what are you up to now? >> reporter: good morning. you can see the floats lined up behind me on 77. what you see first is hello kitty, one of the newest floats, along with papa smurf. the balloons are lined up. if we come back to street level, you can see the floats lined up as well. everybody is ready to get these things going. it's an exciting morning. part of these floats that will be in the parade this year, we have a float that honors and represents the first responders to hurricane sandy, an important part of the theme of this year's parade. they want to make sure everyone here watching remembers the tragedy a few weeks ago. and everyone will be wearing a lapel pin, part of those rememb remembering those lost in hurricane sandy and remembering there's still a lot of work to be done here. a big part of that work is getting back to normal and what's more normal than this parade in
now, let's give you a live picture of the macy's thanksgiving day parade in new york city underway now. gorgeous, sunny, kind of cold and kung fu panda doesn't seem to matter one bit. >> wow he's big. >> pablo sandoval, big in new york city. [ laughing ] >> we'll have more coming up. >>> check out this beautiful colorful sunrise from tamalpais, sausalito, san francisco to the south bay, gorgeous. temperatures warm, dallas 80, st. louis 70, 35 fargo, 37 great falls. upper 40s seattle and portland. one airport having issues, detroit flight arrival delays because of fog, a little rain around kansas city and seattle otherwise smooth sailing in san francisco, oakland and san jose. safe travels. >>> happening now 86th annual macy's parade in new york city is underway. the parade kicking off at 6:00 this morning.çf live picture now from the parade route. papa smurpf -- papa smurf, spider-man, 16 giant character balloons, 40 novelty, 28 floats. big headliner the man himself, looking forward that would be santa the city gave way 5,000 bleacher seats to families hit hardest by superstorm sandy,
committing random acts of kindness. >>> speaking of random acts, this new york city police officer did something incredibly kind for a homeless veteran in need. and he did it when he thought no one else was looking. >> reporter: it was a moment of kindness captured in a photograph. an nypd officer helping an apparently homeless man. >> it was freezing. and the first thing i thought was, this is absolutely unacceptable. so i went up to him, and i was, like, where are your socks or your shoes or anything? >> reporter: the officer says he was so moved by what he saw, he went into this store to find the man a pair of shoes. >> it's kind of hard not to be inspired. again, it was a regular night. it was pretty busy, business as usual, but again, this officer kind of took the time, saw something, came in and took that extra step. >> reporter: jose was working in the skechers store at the time. news 4 has obtained security video from the store. he helped him find a pair of waterproof boots and let the officer use his employee discount. the officer signed for his purchase, and the two shook han
, but if you are flying today, the airports of new york city, philadelphia, down to d.c., it will come through as we go throughout the daylight hours today. again, visibility will be low enough for minor airport delays. the roads should be okay in the big cities. you can already see on the radar the rain's starting to come down pretty good now in maryland. the snow through pennsylvania. pennsylvania turnpike could have minor issues. now we're going to watch that snow starting to fall in northwest jersey and eventually into areas like new york city and southern connecticut. again, only one or two inches. a lot of the roads will be fine. secondary roads, higher elevations, you'll probably have to drive home in some of the slippery stuff today. temperatures dropping through the day as we get some of that snow falling. washington, d.c., and maryland again, for you, is primarily just going to be rain. as far as the rest of the forecast goes, down towards joe's country, we're going to watch some thunderstorms rolling through areas of florida, georgia, alabama and mississippi as we go throughout this
and new york city, we have a bunch of hotels here. a lot of the places are highly populated areas. >> those are popular places to go. new york city is a business travel city so you're going to find a lot of availability when the business travelers leave. you'll find it on the weekends. but it is a high season for travel here in new york city. >> real quick if you want to rent a car, do you have some deals? >> no deals. only woes for you because of the residual sandy. very difficult to rent a car over the thanksgiving week, but you want to go further out to the suburbs, if you live in a city you'll be able to hopefully get yourself some wheels. but it's been a shortage since sandy, unfortunately. i paid $500 out of new york city for a week and i was lucky to get it. >> wow. we'll travel with valerie, safe travels wherever you go. >> thank you. >>> up next, targeting target. why some employees are speaking out about having to work today on thanksgiving day. >>> plus a tough holiday for victims of hurricane sandy. we are going to show you how families in need are getting extra help t
to come together with the senate and allocate more money. in new york city i'm also the finance chairman of the new york city council and just this week we allocated $500 million, 300 million for health an hospitals corporation and 200 million for schools construction authority so we can rebuild our schools and the hospitals that have been displaced. bellview and cone any island. melissa: do you think it makes sense to rebuild in the same spot? that was sort of the theme of the segment that we did before you? we're talking about the fact that federal tax dollars will have to come in and you know, replace what has been devastated there you about in the future do you think that same kind of insurance, federal insurance that encourages people to build in these spots makes sense? >> well, many of these buildings we have no choice but to rebuild because they're already there. what we have to do is we have to build smarter, wiser, and we can't, we have to watch out how high we build on the water. we may want to use steel walls instead of cop create walls. and we have to really maybe, build san
of massachusetts and connecticut. new york city we will see a mix out here. coastal areas and switch it over to snow and sleet as well we are looking at it here. not too much accumulation . as we head westbound, we have winter weather advisoris and southeast portions of pennsylvania and down in west virginia. we are expecting accumulation of two-four inches and it is a quick mover. we expect it to be out of the northeast this evening and by 3:00 p.m. tuesday. we'll be dealing with sleet and snow . connecticut and massachusetts and look at 9:00 p.m. tuesday. most areas are dry. we'll see dryer air pushing behind the storm system and quiet in the morning here on tuesday- thursday. it is firing nup upstate new york in wednesday and thursday. behind the storm. 20 right now in chicago and 20 in kansas city . currently in the teens. in denver and rapid city and minneapolis. bundle up here and 42 in new york city. high temperatures this afternoon. not warming up a lot in new york. 40 and 30 in cleveland and chicago and minneapolis. guys. >> all right. you can't avoid the winter. >> gretchen: every
closed. new york city is still rationing gas. four new york city hospitals are still closed or only offering limited services and one o the main train services between new jersey and new york city is still operating with limited service. this video shows the new jersey path station flooding the night of the storm. these stations sustained significant damage. the dow was up nearly 208 points. nasdaq up by more than 2%. the s&p higher, too. the reason, traders are more optimistic the fiscal cliff will be avoided. they think leaders in washington will reach some sort of compromise. we shall see if that optimism is merited. >>> well, twinkies live for another day. the hostess brand agreed to mediation. when hostess said it was closing last week, twitter and the world freaked out and blamed the union, which had been on strike since november 9th. today, a bankruptcy judge said he wanted to company and union to e meet one more time. that meeting is going to take place tomorrow. >>> it's been 473 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. moody's downgraded the country of france. today
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